Network Performance Analysis

Network Performance Analysis

Thomas Bonald, Telecom ParisTech, France
Mathieu Feuillet, INRIA, France

ISBN : 9781848213128

Publication Date : August 2011

Hardcover 272 pp

127.00 USD



The book presents some key mathematical tools for the performance analysis of communication networks and computer systems.

Communication networks and computer systems have become extremely complex. The statistical resource sharing induced by the random behavior of users and the underlying protocols and algorithms may affect Quality of Service.

This book introduces the main results of queuing theory that are useful for analyzing the performance of these systems. These mathematical tools are key to the development of robust dimensioning rules and engineering methods. A number of examples illustrate their practical interest.


1. Introduction.
2. Exponential Distribution.
3. Poisson Processes.
4. Markov Chains.
5. Markov Processes.
6. Queues.
7. Queuing Networks.
8. Circuit Traffic.
9. Real-time Traffic.
10. Elastic Traffic.
11. Network Performance.

About the authors

Thomas Bonald joined Telecom ParisTech in 2009 after 10 years at France Telecom research labs. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and Queuing Systems. His research focuses on the design and performance evaluation of traffic control algorithms for communication networks.

Mathieu Feuillet is currently a PhD candidate at INRIA. His research focuses on the stochastic modeling of some large distributed systems.